Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

Senior Concerto Competition Grand Final

The Senior Concerto Competition came to an exciting conclusion in Sunday’s (24th April) Grand Final, with not one but two winners being decided.

The audience were treated to five exceptional performances by finalists Henrietta (Year 12, violin), Tianao (Year 13, cello), Magdalene (Year 13, piano), Thomas (Year 12, piano) and Beste (Year 13, marimba) and, in what can only be described as a ‘joyful mutiny’, the panel and guest adjudicator Tim Murray named Magdalene and Beste joint winners.

As part of their prize, Magdalene and Beste will both perform with The Purcell School’s Symphony Orchestra next year.

Heartfelt congratulations to Magdalene and Beste, and to the other finalists! Special thanks to guest adjudicator Tim Murray for his sage judgement, and to Purcell’s Accompanists Daniel Swain and Debbie Shah for their tremendous work with the competitors.

Never Such Innocence Competition 2021/22

Purcell’s flourishing Art Department has, for the first time, taken part in the Never Such Innocence (NSI) Competition. The charitable organisation aims to give children and young people across the world a voice on conflict by offering opportunities to reflect on conflict throughout history and today through poetry, art, speech and song.

This year’s competition is entitled ‘Life After Conflict’, and our shortlisted entries are shown in the document below.